Thursday, February 04, 2021

The Flower Challenge #53

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the new challenge at The Flower Challenge #53.

This is a new-to-me stamp (Statement Flowers - Simon Says Stamp) that I watercoloured with distress inks on mixed media paper.  I first added some stenciled dots (Mini Tiny Circles Stencil - TCW) to the background before stamping and colouring the flowers.  I do love the large size of these flowers --- were fun to watercolour.  To finish, I added a shadow around the flowers using a dark gray Zig brush marker.  Both the flowers and sentiment (Many Everyday Messages - Hero Arts) are stamped in black and heat embossed in clear.

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We are thrilled to have Sathya (Sathya Paper Crafts) are our Guest Designer this month.  Make sure to check out the challenge blog to see the amazing art from our Designers and lovely Guest Designer, Sathya!

I hope to see you in our gallery!

Edited to Add:  Since this is the first time using this beautiful stamp, I'm heading over to add my card to the NBUS #23 gallery!





Stamps:  Statement Flowers (Altenew); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Inks:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey; Zig: Gray
Accessories:  Mini Tiny Circles stencil (TCW), sponge, Clear embossing powder, heat tool, water brush

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #53 - Use your latest Stamps or Dies


38 comments:

Becky said...

Beautifully done! love the stenciling.

Bonnie said...

You are the definition of water coloring. And you are so right that stamp is terrific.

Brenda in IN said...

Love this big flower stamp. The soft color and big blooms are inspiring me that spring will come in the not to distant future. I can't complain about our winter - it has been really mild but it is freezing here right now and will be worse over the weekend so I will be happy to see spring.

Colleen said...

Loll this is a beautiful large flower, I love the size, it fills the whole card! Your watercoloring is amazing!

Bobby said...

Those large blossoms really do make a statement, Loll. Must be why they named them that. lol You did a beautiful job of watercoloring them and I love the added dots in the background.

Nstiz said...

Gorgeous!! What a beautiful image and what an incredible job you did painting it again. Love the soft color with the brilliant green leaves. Love seeing your floral cards, Loll.

Pat said...

These large flowers are stunning Loll and love the contrast of the black embossing and the pretty tones of pink, yellow and green, and the lovely small stencilled green dots, and the grey shadow around the flowers really gives them dimension. x

Bonnie said...

WOW! These flowers are GORGEOUS, Lolly! So beautifully colored and the shadow makes them stand out even more! WOW!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful flowers Beautifully Zig colored, Lolly. Love your shadow around the edges of the flowers and the pretty colors. Such a nice touch with the softly stenciled dots for the background. The sentiment is perfectly placed for a wonderful final balance. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful colouring Loll, that stamp really makes a statement :)

Julie B said...

Beautiful blooms Loll, the addition of the grey shadow really makes them pop. :)

Linda said...

I love large flower stamps too, and these are gorgeous. Coloured beautifully and the stenciling in the background really adds to the design. The grey outline gives really depth .... I thought the flowers had been fussy cut and added with foam pads when I first saw it xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful flower, colouring and card Loll.
Faith x

Sandy said...

So pretty Loll - you and Bonnie color beautifully. Wonder how this would look embossed and painted with metallic watercolors.
Sandy xx

Darnell said...

Your painting is just gorgeous, Lolly! I love the shading around the image for depth and I think it's fun and sisterly that we used the exact same stencil (thank you again!) for posts on the same day!! And I just scrolled back up and see that they both say Hello! That makes me grin! BTW, thanks for noticing that I used a newish product for once, haha! (This would look great in the gallery at NBUS.) Love, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love how you added stenciling and a gray shadow around these gorgeous blooms, Loll! I also love that you chose pastel pink for the flower petals...so pretty! Stay warm, safe, and healthy, my friend ~ xx

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card with those big flowers. Your watercoloring is so pretty and the stenciled dots add a great touch. TFS

Susan said...

Great use of those very large flowers - I think colouring them would intimidate me. Wonderful shading in them (and a beautiful shade of pink).

Ina G said...

Oh Loll this is stunning and so beautifully coloured. Love the soft stenciled background and how you grounded those beautiful flowers with the grey.

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful shading of colors on you big bloom Loll! Xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful image and exquisitely coloured Loll, Love the wee touch of stenciling behind it
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Marcia Hill said...

What a beautiful stamp and a GORGEOUS card Loll! Love the soft colors of your water coloring, and the dotted background is the perfect start to this lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Loll, this beautiful image is just perfect for water coloring and you did a fabulous job giving color to these blooms.
The shadow around them makes them stand out even more, love the subtle green dots in the background.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.

TK said...

Beautiful bloom and coloring, Loll, a true statement flower!

Zoechaos said...

Well it seems I am just drawn to your cards scrolling through NBUS this one just cried out because it is so lovely. x

Leslie Miller said...

Stunning! I think I gasped. Beautiful coloring, and those stenciled dots are delicately perfect in the background!

Brenda said...

You are the best with floral's Loll, loving this stunning card! The little green dots gives that texture look. I love these big beautiful blooms and you have watercolored them up beautifully as always! Hope little Jessie is doing well with her surgery still. I guess it won't be long before the next one? Hugs, Brenda

frommycraftroom said...

Such a beautiful card, coloured fabulously. Love the image.

Trina P. said...

This set has been on my wish list since it was released! I love its large size, too! I’m going to sound like a broken record, but you’ve watercolored it beautifully. The stencilled dot background was a nice touch of texture.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is a triple axel, Loll! The gorgeous flowers, the perfect subtle shadows, and the interesting dot stenciled background! Love the beautiful design!
Hideko xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Gorgeous coloring of the image.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Mac Mable said...

Striking stamped image and I love the cheery colours and the zing with the background stencilling x. Glorious card Loll x.

HilaryJane said...

Your watercolored images are always gorgeous. I love this dusky rose and lime green. Those background dots are just enough to add a little interest xx

Linda said...

Loll this is gorgeous and your watercoloring is beautiful. Hope all is well with you my friend.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh so dreamy... sigh. I love it!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Loll and I love the subtle background with these gorgeous flowers! Such a beautiful card!

Darlene said...

SO GORGEOUS ... just LOVE it!

BożenA said...

This stamp is one of the most beautiful and your watercolor coloring makes the impression of beauty even greater. The delicate background perfectly highlights the flowers
xx